Bingo has broad appeal
For many diehard bingo players, the thrill of having five numbers align and being the first to call out "bingo," is unmatched.
Bingo is a popular fundraising event in Haywood County, and avid players can often find regular games where they can try their luck. Regular games are held at the Moose Lodge. VFW, the American Legion, and during the summer months, at the Maggie Valley Pavilion.
For Peggy Albert, president of the Maggie Valley Civic Association, which hosts the Thursday night games, bingo is a way to provide entertainment in the valley, as well as earn funds for needed community projects.
On a good night, about 80 people gather at the pavilion to visit with frintes, grab a bite and perhaps earn a bit of cash — in that order.
"I come here for the camaraderie," said Dennis Hoffman, ...